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    I posted this for comedy purposes but the content is actually pretty good.

    Tremlett 1.67 to play in the next test? Surely he is a shoe in...

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    Damn, that makes me nervous
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    Seriously that would be something if out of the blue, Warny comes for the Aussies rescue.
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    As mental as it would be... it's the last thing Strauss wants even if he hasn't bowled properly in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simmy View Post
    I posted this for comedy purposes but the content is actually pretty good.

    Tremlett 1.67 to play in the next test? Surely he is a shoe in...
    He should be, but I suppose there's uncertainty about whether they might go the defensive route and pick Bresnan for his batting, or whether his fragile frame might give way, or whether he gets completely outbowled in the next FC match.

    I'd still take 1.67 though

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    He pointedly refused to rule it out when he was on Sky duty with Bumble. "Never say never" was the quote.

    Writes itself; Oz flukily salvage a draw from a losing position at Perth, Punter falls on his sword, Hilditch drops his lawyerly fence sitting, goes on bended knee & bingo: Warne's suddenly the Oz captain at the MCG for the 4th test...
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    Even if Warne hasn't played Test cricket in years, it wouldn't hurt anything to for him to make a comeback. Australia are pretty much dead in this Ashes anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    ...and then leads them to an innings defeat, going wicketless in the process
    ....and then you wake up with a boner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Damn, that makes me nervous
    On the contrary, I'd welcome it.

    Warne was on the wane in 2006/07. While I've no doubt that his aura would take a few wickets for him, picking a player who hasn't played any First Class cricket in 2 years and whose only cricket in that time frame has been a few weeks of IPL would be a sign of absolute desperation.

    In the modern, professional era, has plucking a player out of retirement ever really worked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    In the modern, professional era, has plucking a player out of retirement ever really worked?
    Not quite the same thing, but Yousuf actually improved his test side this summer when he came back from a retirement of sorts. Pakistan won the first test he played in after the Australian tour debacle.

    Carl Hooper "retired" too (was out of the test side for nearly two years anyway) and then came back as captain and performed closer to his real abilities post-comeback than his career figures. Statsguru.

    It would look like blind panic on yer crims part, but the answer to the crucial question "Would Warne improve the side?" is yes, IMHO.

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    I really, really want this to happen. Whether or not it would improve the Aussie side I have no idea, it would just be huge event.
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    Honestly, the stage could not be better set for a Warne return. Even as an English supporter, wouldn't mind him back, this has been one of the most boring Ashes series I've watched in a while simply because of the quality of cricket on display from Australia. It could use a little Warne.
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